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Jokanovic praises Fulham fighting spirit

last updated Sunday 26th November 2017, 10:44 PM

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Fulham Coach Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic praised his side’s fighting spirit in the London derby against Millwall at Craven Cottage.

Oliver Norwood’s first-half penalty secured maximum points for the Whites, on a chilly afternoon in SW6.

“We saved some important players for this game,” said Jokanovic.

“It’s positive news because we won the game at home and made our supporters happy. This victory means back-to-back wins in the Championship.

“We are fighting. They sent many long balls into our box and are solid. They’re bigger and stronger than us in these situations. We don’t have enough tools to find a solution for certain problems.

“In the end, the team suffered together and got a clean sheet, which is fantastic. It’s the third game this week without a few players so we must be satisfied – we won seven points."

There were a couple of notable absentees to the Whites’ side, as Tim Ream and Kevin McDonald failed late fitness tests, but Fulham’s Head Coach hopes both players to be fit for next weekend’s clash at Griffin Park against Brentford.

“We expect we’ll recover some players and be ready for another London derby,” he stated.

“Tim Ream and Kevin McDonald are injured, but we expect them to be ready for the next game. Floyd Ayite is a few weeks away from being available to help us.”

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